Cap Egmont is a small community on the western edge of Prince Edward Island famous for its bottle houses. Edouard T. Arsenault was a retired fisherman who had an unusual hobby for cementing bottles. Over the course of his retired life, he cemented over 25,000 bottles. He used these bottles, which came in all sizes, colors, and shapes, to build the Cap Egmont Bottle Houses. This glass world features several glass structures, including a six-gabled house chapel with interior pews and altars, as well as a tavern constructed entirely out of bottles.
Visitors of the Cap Egmont area will immediately notice that almost every farmhouse in the region has a Bed & Breakfast sign up. Most unusual is the one posted for the old lighthouse keepers residence located at 1875 West Point Lighthouse. This building houses a museum devoted to the history of lighthouses. Just outside of the museum, you’ll find the Cedar Dunes Provincial Park with its beautiful white sandy beach.
Simpkins, Mary Ann. Canada. New York: Prentice Hall Travel, 1994. ISBN: 0671882783.
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